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Park Kitchen

422 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 (Pearl)
(503) 223-7275
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Ranked #84 of 3,555 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $21 - $30
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Pearl
Cross street: NW Glisan & Flanders
Transit: Max stop Union Station Yellow and Green Lines. All downtown buses stop in vicinity.
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English first
New York City, New York
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165 reviews 165 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

the decor is very nice and friendly like most things in Portland. the restaurant opens up on a city park with leafy view. it is not too far from the Chinese Garden. my husband and i concentrated on the small plate tasting menue (3 + dessert) but since we were two, we had 6 different tastings. it was delicious. i... More

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Longview, Washington
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Ate here before and it was excellent. This time around,not so good. The pork dish was dry, weak on flavor and simply uninspired. Frankly, the only good part of the entire meal was the wine and the corn soup. The waiter was good and wanted to replace the meal but it wasn't that bad. It simply wasn't what you expect... More

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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We were a bit put off by our server's attitude but, as diners, we are far more interested in the food. In that regard, we weren't totally satisfied. The green beans and bacon were deep fried, tempura-like and served with a mild tarragon aioli. The bacon was an odd addition, and it was tough. The aioli needed more lemon peel... More

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Sevres, France
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43 reviews 43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A littler bit out of the dowtown rush, we went there after a day shopping and visiting. Good choice of meals, inventive too. We were pleased to discover revisited american classics.

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Tucson, Arizona
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had one of our best dinners ever at this small eatery. The narrow place uses a garage door to open the front. Across the way is a sun dabbled city park with tall trees. The service was excellent using a team approach. I suspect it was sometimes the kitchen staff that brought the food or asked how the soup... More

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Portland, Oregon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Five of us returned to Park Kitchen to celebrate our recent return from Italy. We had not been there since some remodeling. We looked forward to an enjoyable evening. We were disappointed. First, the waiter was obviously disappointed that we did not order tasting menues. But at $50 for small and $60 for large, we thought the price too steep.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Innovative and excellent cuisine - Tapas and large plates too. We choose to have several of the small plates. I am still thinking of the yummy green bean tempura with aioli - YUM! Reservations a must!

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Queens Ny
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Entrees use locally grown organic meats and vegetables. Creative combinations without being weird. Had the most fabulous chocolate cake with caramel topping for dessert. Would definitely go back for another visit if in town again.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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221 reviews 221 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Charming and quaint, this restaurant serves up great hospitality and delicious small plates that are great for sharing. All of the ingredients are fresh, local and the taste profiles quite unique.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Park Kitchen has been around for a few years, and I've eaten there three or four times, ranging from very good to excellent. The cooking is very "modern", not quite Nathan Myrhvold/Heston Blumenthal chemistry set cuisine, but all kinds of new tastes and new taste combinations; in short, its not the place to go if you just want a steak,... More

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